Post Development Revitalization Manual - 2020
Forming a new Post and Revitalizing older posts that are need of assistance.
Membership Recruiting & Retention
Here you will find training materials to help you succeed in your quest to help lead the VFW steadfast into the future. From tips and insight into recruiting new members, instructions on conducting a successful Post meeting, to downloading membership applications and brochures, this is your one-stop shop for valuable membership information and promotional resources. https://www.vfw.org/my-vfw/vfw-training-and-support/membership-recruiting-and-retention
Make sure you ‘like’ and ‘share’ our VFW National Membership Facebook page. We post updates, links, contest reminders, events, etc. for you. Share the good news of the VFW: https://www.facebook.com/VFWmembership/
Department and Post Quartermasters
Now have the option to enroll new members as installment Life on the Online Membership System. Hip Pocket Training for Nov/Dec link:
Membership Training Videos
Go online to stay in communication with other Posts as well as with National Headquarters. Check in often for important VFW updates and news from national. The VFW Membership Department will be using this avenue for communication more regularly. If you need assistance logging in or your password, contact Leticia Cortez in the Membership Department at 816-756-3390, ext. 6292.
Hip Pocket Training:
Login and go online to https://www.vfw.org/my-vfw/vfw-training-and-support/membership-recruiting-and-retention to view the latest training videos from the Membership Department. If you have any questions or topics you would like covered, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org in advance and we will cover them on the next training video. We also post these webinars on our Facebook page! If you’re not on Facebook, you can still view the webinars on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/z_5MovJgD6E?list=PLS17GMBrjUlatKGz__QdpAoUHnXAvaPXi.
POW/MIA FLAG — OFFICIAL DISPLAY DAYS
Public Law 105-85 (November 16, 1997) indicates the days that federal agencies, military installations and U.S. post offices are required to display the POW/MIA flag. The days are: Armed Forces Day, May 19, 2018 (third Saturday in May);
Memorial Day, May 28, 2018 (last Monday in May);
Flag Day, June 14;
Independence Day, July 4;
National POW/MIA Day, September 21, 2018 (third Friday in September); and
Veterans Day, November 11.
To purchase a POW/MIA flag, go to http://www.vfwstore.org/products/GP237.
VFW Store’s partners and licensed vendors;
Veterans News Network - How to join the Veterans News Network
Click this link to the find out more:
- Contact: Richard Hakes
- Located: Tucson Arizona
- Phone: 843-564-5091
- Office Hrs: 6-5 daily Arizona time. (He has a local number – 843-564-5091 ext. 105)
No cost to the post, they provide all.
Advertising is what funds the system and anyone can advertise. VNN will work up the cost and provide a price.
Money made goes to Vans for Veterans
- 30, 40 or 50 inch TV.
- Media Player
- Wall mounting bracket
- Internet connection
- Someone to mount the wall bracket and TV.
Post can advertise on TV but must send information to VNN and they will code and put up on TV. The media box is set for each post so no cross posting between posts.
We offer to custom create a 15 to 30 still image that would run on the TV as well as on our website (which is like an Angie's List for Veterans) we do 3 month ($399) or 6 month ($499) we take care of everything.
That is the basic package. We also offer video montages and different web listings (State/City Wide Banners, Featured listings). Check out our Websiteto see what I mean.